G&L Announces the CLF Research L-2500 Bass

G&L CLF Research L-2500 Basses

G&L Guitars has unveiled a new model in their throwback series paying respects to Leo Fender’s CLF Research company, which was the predecessor to G&L. The five-string CLF Research L-2500 is made in Fullerton, California and carries many of the features of the original bass.

“The new CLF Research L-2500 pays homage to its roots with classic details including the early CLF/G&L headstock and neck profile, beautifully reproduced aluminum CLF knobs, elegant-chrome control plate, and color-coded mini toggle switch tips,” the company writes.

The bass comes in four colors and different body woods depending on the finish. Its Pharaoh Gold Firemist and Lake Placid Blue versions come with a basswood body, while the Old School Tobacco Sunburst is over Okoume and the Natural finish is over Swamp Ash. Each of those comes with a Caribbean rosewood fingerboard except for the natural finish, which has maple.

The CLF Research L-2500 comes with two of the company’s Magnetic Field humbuckers and the Tri-Tone system. Controls include a 3-position pickup selector, a series/parallel switch, and a 3-position pre-amp mode switch as well as volume, treble, and bass.

Check out the bass in this demo by Steve Araujo of The Bass Hang:

G&L’s CLF Research L-2500 is now shipping with a street price starting around $1800 for Lake Placid Blue and Pharaoh Gold and $1900 for Old School Tobacco Sunburst and Natural.

G&L Guitars CLF Research L-2500 Bass Specs:

Body:Basswood, Okoume, or Swamp Ash
Neck:Hard-Rock Maple
Neck Profile:CLF/G&L 1 3/4″ slim C
Fingerboard:Maple or Caribbean Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius:9.5″
Frets:Medium Jumbo, Jescar 57110 18% nickel silver
Pickups:Leo Fender-Designed G&L Magnetic Field Humbucking Pickups
Electronics:Tri-Tone™ system
Controls:3-position pickup selector, series/parallel switch, 3-position pre-amp mode switch, volume, treble, bass
Tuners:Custom G&L “Ultra-Lite” with aluminum tapered string posts
Bridge:Leo Fender-designed G&L Saddle-Lock™ with chrome-plated brass saddles
Case:deluxe Tolex hardshell
Finish:Lake Placid Blue, Pharaoh Gold, Old School Tobacco Sunburst, Natural

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